Go visit Riding with Robots for this week's carnival of space!
And I'll take this opportunity to point out a few new items on this website. Planetary Radio this week featured reports on the upcoming Russian Phobos sample return mision. Lou Friedman is busy expressing his opinion, on the dramatic events on the Space Station last week and, yesterday, directly to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Amir Alexander posted an update on the Stardust@home project and also filed a news story on the five-planet system at 55 Cancri.
Also, it's that annoying time of year when every single retail outlet in creation is piping in Christmas music. Avoid the hassle of holiday shopping by giving all your friends and relations a gift membership in The Planetary Society!